The Girl Behind the Painted Smile: My battle with the bottle

The Girl Behind the Painted Smile My battle with the bottle This version is now retired and has been republished you will find the new edition on this page Contains non religion based steps Contains strong language Cathy s life is spiralling out of control

  • Title: The Girl Behind the Painted Smile: My battle with the bottle
  • Author: Catherine Lockwood
  • ISBN: 9781492984
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • This version is now retired and has been republished you will find the new edition on this page Contains non religion based 12 steps Contains strong language Cathy s life is spiralling out of control Deeply scarred by a childhood of maternal neglect, she attempts to find solace in self harm and delinquent behaviour Before long, she is addicted to alcohol Hidden behiThis version is now retired and has been republished you will find the new edition on this page Contains non religion based 12 steps Contains strong language Cathy s life is spiralling out of control Deeply scarred by a childhood of maternal neglect, she attempts to find solace in self harm and delinquent behaviour Before long, she is addicted to alcohol Hidden behind a painted smile, Cathy begins a promising career as an actress and model, rubbing shoulders with royalty and the rich and famous But Cathy is her own worst enemy and her continued dependence on alcohol hurtles her down a path of self destruction She endures a string of abusive, often horrific relationships, anorexia, poverty and almost loses her children In this harrowing true story, Cathy never loses her sense of humour and is determined to win the battle with the

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    1. This Book is RawLockwood is like a pebbled mosaic. A hodgepodge assemblage of so many small pieces of coloured stone that make up her very identity, representing who and what she will always be – a mother, an actress, a beaten housewife, a disillusioned believer, a dreamer, a clown, a soft touch, a punch bag a drunk… An author Catherine Lockwood pulls no punches. She doesn’t ask you to like her, she doesn’t beg your forgiveness, she doesn’t try and explain, and she offers no excuses. Y [...]

    2. Cathy Lockwood’s shocking book quite simply took my breath away. As I turned the pages, I watched with horror as her life careered from one train wreck to the next. However, this book is definitely NOT a 'poor little me' tale. The author's refreshing honesty, sense of humour, and talent for story-telling all make for a truly stunning read.

    3. Catherine’s story is so well-written it feels likes she sitting in your living room, telling you about her life, drawing you in further and making this book addictive. Often I would say to myself, just one more chapter…only to do the same as I closed into the final words of the chapter I was reading. It broke my heart hearing about her childhood, an apathetic mother who threw around careless comments to Catherine and her sisters as well as neglected their wellbeing. Although a class clown in [...]

    4. This is a wonderfully written story of a roller-coaster life. The balance of ups and downs, cries and laughs works perfectly - keeping the reader hooked throughout.Although it is one woman's struggle for acceptance of herself, there are so many facets entwining throughout that everyone will find something that they can relate to, I'm sure.This type of story will probably attract an older readership, due to the recollections from the '70s and '80s, but I would advise any young adults branching ou [...]

    5. What a roller-coaster of a 'ride' this Author had. I was gripped & willing Catherine on. From a youngster she never felt as though she could do right & this caused her problems. Would exciting times be ahead for Cathy - Acting & maybe meeting some well known people? Moving into young adult-hood, unfortunately Cathy turned to booze & all that entails when you binge drink. Being in love and out again her relationships were not working. Cathy 'staggered' on and on in-between the tim [...]

    6. Wow! A cracking memoir!Wow, what can I say? - Just finished this BRILLIANT memoir by Catherine Lockwood and it was so moving and totally absorbing. Such a powerful memoir. It doesn't seem right to say it's good when it's somebody's 'bad'-but this is a great read which really gets your emotions involved. Humorous remarks and expressions are injected occasionally in the writing even though much of this is very hard circumstances. Not just the booze, there are many facets to this book, relationship [...]

    7. The Girl Behind the Painted Smile is written with feeling, whilst managing to sustain humour throughout.Indeed the author has been on a heartbreaking journey but it is one told without pity. Catherine's personalityreally does shine throughout the book.There is rather a lot of swearing in the book, though it made me giggle and I thought it was appropriately placed.Catherine has proved just how resilient we can be. There are parts that made me snort with laughter - parts that made me cry. Either w [...]

    8. This is the story of Cathy who suffered with chronic alcoholism. She begins the book at her rock bottom and then takes us back over her life to try and make sense of how she became an alcoholic. It is not a poor me memoir and Cathy takes responsibility for all her actions. The ending has a positive outcome without giving too much away, but obviously it needed this conclusion for her to write the story. It has a good balance of sad memories and happy, laugh out loud anecdotes. Great read.

    9. What a life!Though this is the story of Catherine's struggle with alcoholism I think many will also see it as a story of surviving two abusive relationships.It isn't a happy life but told with humour makes it a compelling read.

    10. Enjoyed reading this book, A girl struggling through a tormented childhood. In adulthood she turns to alcohol for comfort and support, falling from one violent relationship into another. She would be the only one to improve her life. does she? Read the book to find out.

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